American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Cultivation of land.
- n. Land that has been tilled.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The operation, practice, or art of tilling land, or preparing it for seed, and keeping the ground free from weeds which might impede the growth of crops; cultivation; culture; husbandry. Tillage includes manuring, plowing, harrowing, and rolling land, or whatever is done to bring it to a proper state to receive the seed, and the operations of plowing, hanowing, and hoeing the ground to destroy weeds and loosen the soil after it is planted.
- n. the cultivation of arable land by plowing, sowing and raising crops
- n. land that has been so cultivated
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The operation, practice, or art of tilling or preparing land for seed, and keeping the ground in a proper state for the growth of crops.
- n. A place tilled or cultivated; cultivated land.
- n. the cultivation of soil for raising crops
- n. arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising crops
“They sowed much (v. 6), kept a great deal of ground in tillage, which, they might expect, would turn to a better advantage than usual, because their land had long lain fallow and had enjoyed its sabbaths.”
“Ejida -- State run cooperative farm, for produce, animals, and/or greenhouses (as opposed to a Manage curtilage or tillage, which is for an individual family).”
“Good tillage, which is too often neglected, is valuable.”
“Farm carbon credits, called "tillage credits," have grown to become the single-largest source of carbon offsets in Alberta's trading scheme, which has been in effect since mid-2007.”
“They have proved themselves apt pupils, and today you will see in the glens of the Berg and in the plains Kaffir tillage which is as scientific as any in Africa.”
“They have proved themselves apt pupils, and to-day you will see in the glens of the Berg and in the plains Kaffir tillage which is as scientific as any in Africa.”
“Now the Cyclopes neither plant nor plough, but trust in providence, and live on such wheat, barley, and grapes as grow wild without any kind of tillage, and their wild grapes yield them wine as the sun and the rain may grow them.”
“In husbandry leases, a covenant to cultivate the land in a husbandlike manner, and according to the custom of the district, is always implied; but it is more usual to prescribe the course of tillage which is to be pursued.”
“This creates efficiency during busy production times such as tillage, fertilizing, planting, spraying and harvest.”
“The want of bread to eat, from the late false and cruel policy of laying small farms into great ones, and the general discouragement of tillage which is its consequence, is in my opinion much less to be apprehended than the want of people to eat it.”
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